In 2019, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) hosted 45 special events across the country to raise money to fund PHA’s support, education and research programming. PHA’s events provide a place for individuals with pulmonary hypertension (PH), caregivers, friends, family and health care providers to come together as a community and connect over a common goal: raising funds to help support those affected by PH and ultimately find a cure. Nearly 8,000 people in the PH community attended a fundraising event in 2019. With the help of PH community members around the country, PHA raised over $800,000 to support our mission of extending and improving the lives of those affected by PH.
Check out some great moments from our 2019 events!
Team Carol at the 2019 Northern California O2breathe Walk: Team Carol walked in memory of Carol Bowling, a longtime PHA support group leader. Thanks to the hard work of the Northern California PH community, the Northern California Walk raised a record $17,110 for PH programs and services.
Team Inova’s PHAngels at the inaugural 2019 Northern Virginia Walk: Inova Fairfax Hospital formed a team for the Northern Virginia Walk and encouraged its patients and hospital staff to join and fundraise. They raised over $5,000 for the PH community. Overall the Northern Virginia Walk raised over $32,000 to support PHA programs.
Members of Team Dombrowski at the 2019 Baltimore O2breathe Walk: Team Dombrowski walks in memory of Paul Dombrowski, an adult with PH who passed away in 2014. Team Dombrowski was the top fundraising team, raising over $1,700 for the PH community.
Members of Team Isla Gray at the 2019 Zebra PHest 5K and PHun Walk in Dallas: Team Isla was created in honor of Isla Gray, a child living with PH. Team Isla raised nearly $10,000 in support of PHA’s mission. With the help of teams like Team Isla Gray, ZebraPHest raised over $63,000.